Levin: Questions loom for Pakistani Army, intel

AP News
Posted: May 02, 2011 12:04 PM
Levin: Questions loom for Pakistani Army, intel

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says the Pakistani Army and intelligence operation will have to answer for Osama bin Laden's presence miles from the country's capital.

Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada spoke to reporters Monday, hours after learning that U.S. forces had killed bin Laden at a fortified compound near Pakistani city of Abbottabad, 60 miles from the capital Islamabad.

Levin said the two organizations have "a lot of explaining to do."

Reid said bin Laden epitomized evil and welcomed that he had been brought to justice.

Reid said President Barack Obama called him last night with the news. Levin said he was in the Detroit airport when he received word from Defense Secretary Robert Gates.